A TOXIC PLANT THE ROOTS OF WHICH ARE USED TO PREPARE THE MOTHER TINCTURE
WILD HOPSBRYONIA ALBA White Bryony Cucurbitaceae
ROOTThe root of the plant is taken before the blooming and macerated into apulp which is then mixed with alcohol to make the mother liquid ortincture
PLANT IN BLOOMPRIOR TO BLOOMING THE ROOT IS TAKEN FOR USE
PACE / VELOCITY•SLOW DEVELOPING COMPLAINTS•INSIDIOUS•PASSIVE
CONSTITUTION• Gouty or rheumatic diathesis; prone to so- called bilious attacks. Bryonia patients are irritable, inclined to be vehement and angry; dark or black hair, dark complexion, firm muscular fibre; dry, nervous, slender people
AILMENTS FROM• Hot weather/heat of summers, splly Indian summer• Chilled in hot weather/change of temp• Intake of cold water/ice in hot weather• Ironing(heat and movement)• Cold dry air• Alcohol• Suppressed discharges/eruptions• Anger/Mortification/humiliation/wounded pride
MODALITIES INDICATE & CONTRAINDICATE• WORSE MOVEMENT/WORSE OVEREXERTION• WORSE-OVERHEATED• BETTER BY REST/RESTRICTION OF MOVEMENT• BETTER BY PRESSURE
Case- Dr Hahnemann• A WASHERWOMAN’S CASE CURED BY BRY Q
NEXT IMP FEATURE•DRYNESS•STITCHING PAINS•RIGHT SIDED COMPLAINTS
DR BURNETT’S OWN CURE• He mentions the cure of his own complaints, the stitching pains which remained after pleurisy, by Bryonia, as one of the 50 reasons –why I became a homoeopath
COUGH /BRONCHITIS/PNEUMONIA• Coughs , from simple ones to the more diagnostic terms like bronchitis, laryngitis, tracheiitis, pneumonia.• Causation will be appreciated, getting chilled in hot weather ( compare with Ars ) , or sudden change of temp, warm to cold or cold to warm.• Dry cough mainly coming in the evening with or without sneezing , in little kids with headache bodyache malaise and mabe even fever ( compare with Rhus tox, Gels Ars) with the irritability of temper , the thirst and feeling of warmth.
LIVER DISORDERS• INDICATED IN HEPATITIS WHERE HE MUST LIE ON RIGHT SIDE.• CANNOT TAKE A DEEP BREATH, IT HURTS SO,COUGH CAUSES PAIN IN RT HYPOCHON IF LIVER IS INFLAMED• WITH CONSTIPATION, DRY HARD STOOLS, THIRST AND THE IRRITABLE TEMPER, HEADACHE• ALL BETTER BY REST AND WORSE BY ANY MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EXERTION
FEMALE DISORDERS• MASTITIS• DYSMENORRHOEA• MENSES EARLY PROFUSE WITH GREAT PAIN IN LEGS AND OVARIAN REGION• PAIN IN BACK• ALL BETTER BY REST AND WORSE MOVING• CASE- 13 YR OLD GIRL-spasmodic dysmenoorhoea• CASE-30 YR OLD WOMAN..Mastitis
SUPPRESSED ERUPTIONS• We homoeopaths use Bryonia for the tardy/slow developing eruptions(measles) either naturally slow or suppressed by anti fever rems like Paracetamol/crocin/Acetaminophen.• With cold cough coryza, even when it’s not clear whether it is an eruptive fever we can give Bry if the child be brought to us and if brought when the rash isn’t erupting well, then Bry will cause the rash to come out well and will prevent the complications of an undeveloped/poorly developed rash.
INJURY/TRAUMA/SPRAIN/FRACTURE• A priceless remedy after sprains and even breakage of bones .• With the modality of- worse movement , better rest /restriction of movement• In sprains compare with Arn, rhus tox and Ruta..
CONFIRMATORY SYMPTOMS• -Right sided complaints.• -Dryness of all mucous membranes.• -Stitching pains < slightest motion• > rest, pressure, lying on painful side.• -Great thirst for large quantities of cold water.• -Constipation, no desire for a number of days, or dry, large, hard, as if burnt stools.
FEVERS-TYPHOID AND CATARRHAL• ALL TYPES OF FEVERS WHICH ARE SLOW DEVELOPING INCLUDING TYPHOID/VIRAL/FLU/GASTRIC/BILIOUS• DR HAHNEMANN CURED ALL WAR TYPHUS CASES WITH RHUS TOX AND BRYONIA AND NOT A SINGLE PATIENT DIED. He refers to Bry and Rhus Tox as –sister concordant rems.• S/S here will be headache <stooping, severe splitting with faintness, nausea on rising, confusion, or irritable wants to go home and rest, dry cracked lips, bitter taste, coated tongue, dry dark,hard stools with thirst for full glasses of water. Wants to lie perfectly still, no movement is tolerated( compare with rhus tox)• PUERPERAL FEVERS TOO-Fevers after parturition, when due to exerion of labour the woman is exhausted and tired and then develops feverwith or without cough and cold headache and fever and constipation with great thirst. (generals will confirm , causations and mods will be the pointers)
CLINICAL CONDITIONS MET WITH BRY• Appendicitis, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, B ursitis, Constipation, Coma, Diarrhoea,• Epistaxis, Headache, Hepatitis, Influenza, Lu mbago, Mastitis, Meningitis, Migraines,• Pleurisy, Pneumonia, Sciatica, Tendonitis, Too thache, Vertigo